Tuesday, September 17, 2013
It is easier to be wise for others than ourselves.
The first time in six months that I've had to wear a jacket on the morning walk. Three layer weather. Autumn with its chills well and truly here. The forecast calls for rain through the weekend then a return to warm weather next week. We'll see. The local weather forecast is a surefire contra-indicator.
Down by the the stream the sunflowers , shrivelled and brown, are a sorry sight. They'll be harvested as soon as they dry out . The rain sodden stems too tough for the combine blades to cut. Sophie is energized by this cooler weather. She wanders round the garden excavating while her brother watches. He prefers to save his energy and chase any of the Old Farmers cats that wander into the orchard. Angus is left to wonder how the two of them can have so much vim and vigour. We can't remember previous family dogs being this active. There again perhaps we're the ones that are slowing down.
In the supermarket packs of Oreo flavoured chocolate on special, three for two, offer. Who knew Oreo's were so international ?